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Philippians with Lynn Cohick 5 — The Most Challenging Idea in Philippians is a "Tall Order!"

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story-of-godThat's how professor Lynn Cohick describes Paul's most challenging idea in her new Philippians commentary (Story of God Bible Commentary series)

Now which idea might be that "tall order"?

Paul's admonition to "conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel"? (Phil 1:27) What about "Do everything without grumbling or arguing"? (Phil 2:14) Perhaps his challenge to be "content whatever the circumstances"? (Phil 4:11)

What do you think is the most challenging idea in Philippians?

For Cohick, it's the issue of unity.

Paul challenges them to be one with each other, be of the same mind, and have the same ultimate goal.

This is a tall order, because "us humans, we want our own way!" Choick declares. And yet "Paul is saying in Christ there is actually a better way."

Watch Cohick unpack this most challenging idea, and then pray for the unity of the Church as a testimony for Christ and His gospel.

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